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Forefront Team Members Niyisha Foley and Lily Blouin at our 45th Annual Luncheon.
Forefront Team Members Niyisha Foley and Lily Blouin at our 45th Annual Luncheon.

About Us

Forefront is Illinois’ statewide association representing both grantmakers and nonprofits, as well as their advisors and allies. Our mission is to build a vibrant social impact sector for all the people of Illinois. We provide education, advocacy, thought leadership, and facilitate collective action around issues that are important to our Members and to the sector.

Currently, Forefront has over 1,100 Members. Our Nonprofit Members work in over 26 different issue areas across the state. Our Grantmaker Members include private foundations (such as family and independent foundations), public charities, corporations, donor-advised funds, charitable trusts, and individual philanthropists. We also actively engage social entrepreneurs, impact investors, and B-Corps to spur innovation in the sector.

Forefront achieves its vision for Illinois by focusing on four key strategies:

 

You can learn more about our key strategies here.

Together, our efforts help educate children, shelter the homeless, enrich the arts, and address a host of other critical issues to create healthier and more vibrant communities throughout Illinois. Click here to learn how Membership could benefit your organization.

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